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Visiting Assistant Professor in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language – St. Louis, MO

Job Description: Visiting Assistant Professor in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language (TESL/TEFL) for the Language, Literacy, and Leadership Department at Webster University. This position is for the St. Louis Main Campus.  Note that this position will only be filled pending grant funding.

This will be a 9-month, full-time, visiting (non-tenure-track) position due to begin Fall 2017 contingent upon grant funding. This position will renew annually pending continuing grant funding up to a total of five years.

Job Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must have a master’s degree in TESL/TEFL or Applied Linguistics and a doctorate in a related field, such as Applied Linguistics, Curriculum and Instruction, or Second Language Studies. Preference will be given to applicants who have the following:

  • a minimum of five years of experience teaching ESL/EFL/ESOL;
  • a minimum of two years of graduate teaching experience;
  • documented good teaching;
  • an ability to combine theory and practice in classroom instruction;
  • experience working in K–12 ELL instruction and/or teacher education for K–12 ELL instructors;
  • K–12 teaching certification and licensure/endorsement for ESOL/ELL/CLD;
  • broad experience in the following areas as demonstrated by advanced graduate course work, teaching experience, conference presentations, and/or publications: second language acquisition, curriculum design, ESOL methods, language testing, language planning and policy, and culture and pragmatics;
  • experience with grants;
  • experience providing professional development to in-service teachers;
  • experience with curriculum development for graduate courses and for professional development;
  • fluency in two languages;
  • experience using LMSs to enhance face-to-face instruction;
  • familiarity with mobile devices and apps to enhance classroom instruction; and
  • documented service to professional organizations and professional contributions to the field.

DUTIES

  • teaching graduate-level courses in TESL one or two nights a week to in-service teachers participating in an NPD grant;
  • collaborating in the development of a new Saturday Seminar curriculum on improving family, parent, and community engagement to assist ELLs;
  • co-teaching in a series of Saturday Seminars (four per academic year);
  • providing out-of-class academic support to students as needed;
  • understanding and applying state certification requirements for ESOL and TESOL standards for teacher education;
  • assisting with curriculum development, implementation, assessment, and review;
  • collaborating with other faculty on class instruction to maintain consistency across sections;
  • participating in grant-related activities including orientations, grant meetings, graduations, and commencement;
  • developing new materials and assessments, as needed; and
  •  serving the department, school, university, and community.

NPD GRANT
This Visiting Assistant Professor position is in support of a five-year National Professional Development (NPD) grant that will take eight cohorts of 15 public schools teachers each through the course work needed to receive Missouri ELL Certification. Additional grant activities include participating in periodic Saturday Seminars focused on family and community engagement; promoting reflective practices; developing Communities of Practice; and using technology to assist professional development. The hired faculty member will focus on teaching course sections of grant participants and supporting other grant activities. This will be an incredible professional opportunity to teach a wide variety of TESL courses in a nationally recognized program while helping public school districts meet the needs of their increasingly diverse student population by providing relevant in-service professional development for teachers.

HOW TO APPLY
All applications must be submitted online at https://webster.peopleadmin.com/postings/2630.  Applicants should submit the following material combined into one PDF: (1) a letter of interest that addresses the identified qualifications, (2) an expanded résumé or curriculum vitae, (3) a teaching philosophy statement, and (4) the names and contact information of three references. Review of applications will begin as soon the grant is awarded and will continue until the position is filled. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will assume the position in Fall 2017 (between August and October).

Application Deadline: September 15, 2017

URL: https://webster.peopleadmin.com/postings/2630

Grant Coordinator – St. Louis, MO

Job Description: This position will provide administrative support to the Co-Project Directors throughout the five-year grant period to assist with the implementation of grant objectives and federal compliance. This National Professional Development (NPD) grant will take eight cohorts of 15 public school teachers through Missouri ELL Certification and a series of Saturday Seminars to prepare them to provide instructional and cultural support to English Language Learners and help involve their families and communities in order to make their schools and our city more welcoming to immigrants, migrants, and refugees. Primary responsibilities of this job include facilitating the grant application process for public school teachers, organizing financial documents related to the grant, supporting the organization of documentation for research and reporting, and facilitating communication between all grant partners.

Note that this job is pending grant funding.

Job Requirements:

  • Supports the Co-Project Directors with administrative functions, such as communication with grant partners, grant cohort members, community partners, and media.
  • Organizes and maintains schedules for grant classes, grant seminars, and grant-related meetings.
  • Collaborates with Webster University staff and faculty to facilitate the logistics of grant activities, including scheduling rooms, ordering textbooks and supplies, and preparing and organizing seminar materials.
  • Coordinates the application process for cohort members.
  • Maintains records that pertain to academic completion and certification requirements for cohorts and individuals, as exceptions may occur.
  • Attends grant meetings, orientations, Saturday Seminars (four per year), graduation ceremonies, commencement, and other grant-related events that may fall outside of normal business hours.
  • Takes, distributes, and maintains notes from grant-related meetings for the purpose of official record keeping.
  • Maintains copies of financial records, receipts, and purchasing orders in support of financial compliance for the grant.
  • Stores and shares with partners and evaluators, as needed, assessment results, documentation, and other collected data on learning and teaching to support grant reporting, grant assessment, and research.
  • Supports the Co-Project Directors with research projects related to grant activities.
  • Communicates professionally with grant participants, school district personnel and administration, other grant partners, and Webster University staff and faculty.
  • Completes other duties related to the grant that may be assigned.

Application Deadline: September 15, 2017

URL: https://webster.peopleadmin.com/postings/2631

New Americans Elementary ESL Teacher – Kansas City

Job Description:

  • Creates lessons that bridge students into literacy and numeracy.
  • Uses knowledge of students’ cultural backgrounds to advocate for their needs in a new environment and connect to new learning.
  • Collaborates with teachers/team to create projects, lessons, and identify supplemental resources.
  • Assigns lessons and corrects homework.
  • Administers tests to evaluate pupil progress, records results, and issues reports to inform parents of progress.
  • Keeps attendance records.
  • Maintains discipline in classroom.
  • Connects students and families with school staff and other district resources.
  • Meets with parents to discuss student progress and problems.
  • Maintains a log of parent contact/communication using Student Information System.
  • Ensures that communications to parents are translated into parents’ home language to the extent possible.
  • Participates in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops.

Job Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from four-year college or university
  • Missouri State Certification in Elementary Education
  • ESOL Certification
  • Native or near native speaker-like English language proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking

SUCCESS FACTORS

  • Demonstrated background in current ESL techniques and skills in teaching SLIFE students.
  • Demonstrated experience and/or training in working with refugees and new arrivals.
  • Demonstrated experience and/or training in a variety of basic literacy strategies and approaches.
  • Teaching experience in urban schools.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2017

URL: https://kcmsd.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=4872

ESL Teachers, Shengzhou Yifu Primary School – China

Shengzhou Yifu Primary School (Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province, P.R. China) is one of the largest private primary schools in Shengzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. The school currently has 34 classes, 1,407 students and 106 teachers.

The campus covers an area of 14,360 square meters. The school has a beautiful environment and advanced facilities, including a computer room, language lab, laboratory, library, music room, art room, calligraphy room and other 23 functional classrooms.

The school’s mission is to enhance students overall background, beyond academic programs, it also has extensive extra-curriculum classes including physical training, ballet, brass, folk music, calligraphy, art, programming, etc.

Position: English Lecturer (students age group: 8 to 12 years old)

Job Description: Develop course plans and overall teaching curriculum for primary school students. Teach intensive Speaking, Reading, Listening, and Spoken courses.

Basic Requirements for Candidates:

  • High level of English proficiency
  • Bachelor’s Degree or above
  • Two years teaching experience
  • Completion of a teacher preparation program
  • Hold an English Language teaching Certificate such as TEFL, TESL, TESOL, CELTA, etc.
  • Love children and being energetic, enthusiastic, interactive, cheerful in the class
  • Team player and be responsible at work

Preferred Requirements:

  • Major in Education/TESOL (waiver of two years teaching experiences)
  • Hold passport from United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand

Contract period: one year

Starting Date: September 1, 2017

Benefits:

  • Official work (Z) visa
  • Fully furnished apartment
  • 8,000 – 12,000 RMB per month for salary (pre-tax)
  • Medical Insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Mandarin Study & Improvement (Language practices)

Application Deadline: September 1, 2017

URL: http://www.nfeedu.com

ESL Teachers, Zhejiang Chentan Secondary School – China

Zhejiang Chentan, founded in 1876, is provincial key secondary school in Zhejiang province. The school currently has 36 classes, 2,300 teachers and staffs, covering an area of 200 acres

Position: English Lecturer (students age group: 16 to 18 years old)

Job Description: Develop course plans and overall teaching curriculum for primary school students. Teach intensive Writing, Speaking, Reading, Listening courses

Basic Requirements for Candidates:

  • High level of English proficiency
  • Bachelor’s Degree or above
  • Two years teaching experience
  • Completion of a teacher preparation program
  • Hold an English Language teaching Certificate such as TEFL, TESL, TESOL, CELTA, etc.
  • Love children and being energetic, enthusiastic, interactive, cheerful in the class
  • Team player and be responsible at work

Preferred Requirements:

  • Major in Education/TESOL (waiver of two years teaching experiences)
  • Hold passport from United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand

Contract period: one year

Starting Date: September 1, 2017

Benefits:

  • Official work (Z) visa
  • Fully furnished apartment
  • 8,000 – 12,000 RMB per month for salary (pre-tax)
  • Medical Insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Mandarin Study & Improvement (Language practices)

Application Deadline: September 1, 2017

URL: http://www.nfeedu.com

TestBest Mentor

Job Description: TestBest is a Silicon Valley-based education technology company that offers mobile learning for standardized tests. In cooperation with Kaplan Test Prep, our flagship application is the first digital service of its kind that helps students both prepare for the TOEFL® and receive valuable feedback from certificated U.S. teachers. Through our TestBest online platform, teachers can reach their maximum potential by connecting with and instructing students around the world.

We are looking for certificated educators to evaluate student performance on TOEFL® practice tests via the TestBest platform and provide them valuable feedback.
Job information: 

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate written and spoken responses to TOEFL® practice exams according to the TestBest rubric.
  • Submit evaluations on our TestBest evaluator portal by strict deadlines to ensure students receive timely feedback.
  • Regularly communicate with TestBest regarding any questions or progress.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or 4-year university degree
  • Must be a certificated teacher or
  • Hold MA in English, Language arts, Rhetoric, or other pertinent area.

Preference will be given to candidates who have:

  • A career focus on education
  • Experience teaching/tutoring for the TOEFL® or other standardized tests
  • Experience with international students (Chinese students a plus)
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • High degree of English proficiency
  • Fluency in mobile applications and online education platforms.

Application Deadline: Ongoing

URL: http://www.testbest.com/TestBestPage/recruit.html?gh_jid=554992

POOL LECTURER – Applied English Center, University of Kansas

To apply, please visit employment.ku.edu

Position Overview: The Applied English Center invites qualified professionals with relevant ESL/EFL teaching experience to submit applications that will be reviewed by the search committee and placed in a pool for consideration for future teaching positions. Appointments are typically full-time, but occasionally a part-time appointment may be necessary. Academic semester (4.5 months) and/or two-month summer session. Appointments may be regular or temporary, depending on duration. Non-tenure-track position, renewable on a semester basis as performance and enrollment allow. Appointment is contingent on funding. Appointments are based on departmental need with fringe benefits for regular positions 50% or higher. The successful applicant must have appropriate authorization to work in the U.S. before employment begins.

Pool Lecturers are expected to participate in professional service and professional growth, and be cooperative and collegial team members.

Job Description:

Up to 100% – Teach up to 18 hours/week in the intensive English program, academic accelerator program, and/or specialized short-term programs; other duties as assigned. Expectations will be determined at time of appointment.

      • Attend pre-service and in-service workshops;
      • Assist in placement and proficiency testing, student enrollment, and development of syllabi, materials and curricula;
      • Share in substitute teaching as necessary;
      • Some duties must be performed when regular classes are not in session (e.g. special program teaching, cross-cultural advising, and other administrative duties related to the AEC’s mission.)

Required Qualifications:

1. M.A. with concentration in TESL/TEFL or M.A. in Applied Linguistics with coursework in TESL/TEFL by the time of hire;
2. High level of English proficiency as demonstrated by cover letter, resume, and/or teaching experience.
3. One year of experience teaching ESL/EFL in a post-secondary environment, to students from more than one culture.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Successful ESL/EFL teaching experience at two (2) or more levels of English proficiency;
2. Two (2) or more skill areas;
3. Overseas teaching experience;
4. Experience in a university-level intensive English program;
5. Experience in using web-based course management system, such as Blackboard.

Position Requirement:  Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. A complete electronic application will include a detailed curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) references. Applicant must also submit a statement of interest in the position to be included with the application materials.

This is a POOL.  Applications will be reviewed as received and candidates will be contacted when a position is available.

Contact Information to Candidates: Kari Balthazor, kbalthaz@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range: Biweekly rate $1647 for 100% appointments, smaller appointments will be proportionate. Fringe benefits for positions 50% or higher.

 

U.S. Embassy ESL/EFL Teaching Projects – Worldwide

The English Language Fellow Program promotes English language learning around the world and fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people of other countries. The Program places highly qualified teachers in paid professional positions at projects initiated by U.S. embassies in all regions of the world. It is an opportunity for ESL teachers to enhance their professional career as they contribute to cross-cultural awareness throughout the world.  Assignments are for a 10-month period typically beginning in September 2017.

The English Language Fellow Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. As a program administrator, Georgetown University’s Center for International Education and Development is recruiting applicants for approximately 100 positions for the 2017-2018 academic year.

***APPLY NOW for 2018-2019 projects. The priority deadline is November 30. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all projects have been filled. Applications are only accepted through the online application at https://application.elprograms.org/. For more information and to apply, please visit our website.
www.ELPrograms.org/fellow

Please review the eligibility requirements before applying.  More detailed information regarding eligibility is available on the website.

Minimum requirements:
•       U.S. Citizenship
•       Graduate level degree in TESOL, applied linguistics, or a field related to English language teaching
•       Two years’ classroom TESOL (ESL and/or EFL) teaching experience
•       Applicants with a graduate level degree in an unrelated field are eligible to apply if they also have a recognized TESOL certification and 120 contact hours, including supervised practicum, or a valid, full state teacher certificate, credential, or licensure with a specialization or an endorsement in ESL or the equivalent.

Preferred Skills and Experience:
In addition to satisfying program eligibility requirements, competitive applicants should demonstrate the following experience and qualities for project consideration:
•       experience with classroom management, instructional technology, syllabus evaluation/design/development, materials and/or resources development
•       personal qualities of flexibility, cultural adaptability, resourcefulness, desire and ability to live and work abroad, motivation to be a Fellow

Program benefits:
•       Stipend: $30,000
•       Living allowance (rent, utilities, local transportation)
•       Dependents’ allowance
•       Textbook and pre-departure allowances
•       Supplementary health benefit plan
•       Round trip airfare from the United States to the host country

Complete application dossier must be submitted online. Please visit https://application.elprograms.org to apply.

 

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